This Sweetheart hinged bangle in sterling silver features an intertwining design enhanced with a 3mm cubic zirconia, set by hand in our workshop in Orkney. The bangle is hand-enamelled in 'Electric' enamel and the design measures approximately 37mm long.
The Abbey of Dulce Cor, Latin for Sweet Heart, was founded in 1275 by Lady Devorgilla of Galloway in memory of her late husband Lord John Balliol. After his death, Lady Devorgilla carried her husband’s embalmed heart with her everywhere and, when she eventually died in 1289, was laid to rest in front of the abbey church’s high altar, clutching his heart to her bosom. Sheila was inspired to create her ‘Sweetheart’ collection following a visit to the abbey where she was moved by the building’s conception as a shrine to human and divine love.